Holistic Herbal MEDICAL HERBALISTS
Deborah McDonnell, BA, BSc (Hons), MCPP, MNIMH
Frances Walker, BA (Hons) Oxon, BSc (Hons), MBHMA, MNIMH
You may be familiar with the use of Valerian as a remedy for insomnia or Echinacea to fight colds and 'flu. In the hands of a trained practitioner, Herbal Medicine can go much further: it can alleviate symptoms of chronic illness, relieve common ailments and help restore health. The powerful capacity of the body to heal itself is central to Herbal Medicine. Our philosophy of holism--treating body, mind and spirit--underpins our practice.
Most herbs have more than one action, and a skilled practitioner will know how to combine them safely and effectively. Did you know that over a quarter of modern pharmaceuticals, including aspirin, contain at least one active consituent from plants? The difference is, with herbal medicine, the therapeutic benefits of the whole plant are used, not just one or two chemicals.
Herbal medicine has come a long way. As modern practitioners, we stay current with the latest scientific findings, whilst honouring herbal traditions going back centuries. Herbal Medicine is the oldest and most prevalent form of medicine in the world. Today, more and more people are recognising it as a system which promotes healing in a way that is safe, gentle and effective.